THE SPRINGFIELD BALLET COMPANY WILL BE HOLDING OPEN AUDITIONS TO SELECT COMPANY DANCERS AND TRAINEES FOR THE 2020/21 SEASON.
Auditions will take place on Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre II, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701.
The audition fee is $20 which can be paid in advance below.
All dancers are required to PRE-REGISTER via the link below by Friday, June 26.
Ladies should have their hair secured in a tight bun and must wear a black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes and/or pointe shoes. No skirts will be allowed. Men should wear black pants, a white T-shirt and black ballet or jazz shoes.
The Springfield Ballet Company accepts dancers only after an audition and at the discretion of the Artistic Director. Company positions are open to advanced dancers 13 years and older from throughout the area who train and rehearse 20 to 30 hours per week. Dancers must maintain a 3.0 GPA and commit to 6.5 hours of dance classes per week, in addition to SBC rehearsals.
The SBC Training Academy accepts dancers only after an audition and is open to intermediate dancers age 10 and up. Placement into the Training Academy demands a full year commitment and does not guarantee participation in SBC performances or future Company membership. Trainees must maintain a 3.0 GPA and commit to 3 hours of dance classes per week, in addition to their Trainee class. Additional auditions may be held throughout the year as needed.
Training Academy Fees:
$180 PER trimester ($540 for the season)
Trainee Uniform (appx $45)
Training Academy 2020/2021 Trimesters:
Session I: July, August, Sep.
Session II: Oct., Nov., Dec.
and Session III: Jan., Feb., March
About the Springfield Ballet Company and the SBC Training Academy:
The Springfield Ballet Company is a not-for-profit civic ballet company dedicated to preserving the art of dance in Central Illinois and consists of dancers from throughout the area who train and rehearse 20 to 30 hours per week. SBC has three main performances each season, as well as numerous educational and outreach programs throughout the year.
Schedule for Company Classes and Rehearsals**:
Ongoing – July 2020 through April 2021
Fridays: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (when needed)
Saturdays: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
**Additional rehearsals scheduled as needed.
With expert instruction from SBC staff and guest artists, the SBC Training Academy offers a unique educational experience to young dancers and is the only dance school in the Springfield area officially affiliated with a civic ballet company. Trainees receive rare insight into the life of professional and aspiring dancers. The Academy offers three trimesters of classes throughout the season, as well as intensive training workshops during the summer. Classes and rehearsals take place at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in historic downtown Springfield.
Training Academy Classes:
Sundays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., HCFTA, Theatre II
SBC Company and Trainee auditions
Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28
By pre-registration only
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre II
420 S. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62701
For more information or questions, please call 217-544-1967.
Pre-register for auditions via the links below. Please choose only ONE date.
Saturday, June 27 at 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 28 at 12:00 p.m.
Please note: The Springfield Youth Ballet Company (previously the Springfield Youth Performance Group) will be holding separate auditions for their programming. SBC Training Academy dancers may also audition for the Springfield Youth Ballet Company.